INDEPENDENT NATIONAL Electoral commission, INEC, will be conducting 22 re-run elections in seven states of the federation today, following the judgments of the Court of Appeal.
This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
The states, according to the bulletin, are Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Taraba State.
The commission stated that preparations were already on to ensure a hitch-free mini general election.
“A breakdown of these elections shows that the commission will conduct four senatorial elections, three federal constituency elections and 15 state constituency elections.
“The senatorial elections will be conducted in Benue South Senatorial District, Imo North Senatorial District, Kogi Central Senatorial District and Kogi East Senatorial District,” it added.
It further said the federal constituency elections would also hold in Okene/OgoriMagongo Federal Constituency of Kogi, Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa and Kurmi/Sardauna Federal Constituency of Taraba.
The commission added that 15 state constituency elections would also be conducted in Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Plateau, Niger and Taraba.
It said that in Imo, the state constituency election would be conducted in IsialaMbano, Oru East and Owerri West while in Kaduna State it would be conducted in Lere West.
The commission also said that in Kogi, the state constituency election would hold in Ofu, Ankpa 1, Idah, Dekina 1 and Dekina II (Okura).
It further added that constituency election would also hold in Suleja in Niger and in Langtang South, Pankshin South and Pankshin North in Plateau.
“State Constituency elections would also be conducted in Ardo Kola and Mbamga of Taraba,’’ the commission said.
According to the bulletin, INEC in the FCT will on Thursday present the Register of Voters to contestants and political parties fielding candidates for the forthcoming chairmanship and councillorship elections. It stated that the event, which was in accordance with the Electoral Act,2010 (as amended), would take place at 9.30 a.m. at the INEC FCT Conference Hall.
Meanwhile, INEC has postponed the rerun election in Imo North (Ojibwe) senatorial district and Oru East, Isiala Mbano and Owerri West state constituencies following a protest march by aggrieved youths and women of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Announcing this yesterday at the Port Harcourt Road office of INEC, the Administrative Secretary, Mr Evurunobi Chinedu said that members of the Inter Agency Committee on Election Security resolved to postpone the exercise because the safety of men and materials could not be guaranteed if the election is allowed to hold.
He explained that the commission’s headquarters in Abuja was contacted earlier and a decision was taken to reschedule the election indefinitely citing breach of peace as provided by Section 26(1) of the Electoral Act 2010(as amended) as reason for the postponement.

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